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Field Day Report: Umbelúzi, Boane District, Maputo Province

Report on the field day organized by CIP/IIAM and the Goverment of Maputo and Matola Cites in Umbeluzi,Maputo province, Mozambique to introduce the new 15 pre-released OFSP varieties to the public of Maputo and Matola Cities, and to train the potential farmers and extension agents interested in multiplying these vines …

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Vitamin A Deficiency is a major threat to women and children’s health in Mozambique. In 2000, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development launched a program to multiply and widely distribute vines of orange-fleshed sweetpotato varieties (OFSVs) to smallholders throughout the country. Since sweetpotatoes are grown and consumed by almost …

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Evaluation of 64 Clones selected from Advanced Yield Trials established between 2005/06 and 2009/10 in Maputo, Gaza, Zambezia and Tete

The present report describes the selection of the final best 15 clones from the multi-location trials of 64 clones conducted in Umbelúzi, Chókwè, Gurué, and Angónia for release. The primary objective of these trials was to select clones with deep orange flesh storage roots, good dry matter content/taste, tolerance to …

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The potential contribution of bread buns fortified with β-carotene–rich sweet potato in Central Mozambique

Background. Orange-fleshed sweet potato is an efficacious source of vitamin A. Substituting wheat flour with orange-fleshed sweet potato in processed products could reduce foreign exchange outlays, create new markets for producers, and result in increased vitamin A consumption among consumers provided there is adequate retention of β-carotene during processing. Objective. …

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The Ceremony of Pre-release 15 New Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato Clones in Mozambique

About a year after the official request for the formal variety release of the 15 new Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) clones, these clones were finally pre-released in a ceremony performed under the auspices of the Sub-Committee for the varieties Liberation of Mozambique. The event took place on February 28, 2011 …

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Sweetpotato as a health benefit

This article is part of International Potato center (CIP) annual reports on utilization of sweetpotato for health benefit. The orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) contains high quantities of vitamin A. Introducing these beta-carotene-rich sweetpotatoes into the diet of young children increased vitamin A intake and reduced the frequency of low retinol in …

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